Netflix Weekend

No weekned plans? Here are the best documentaries on fashion, consumerism, human rights that you can watch on Netflix!

True Cost

If you haven’t seen this yet, Add it you your watch list now.

Trus cost shows the links between consumer pressure for low-cost high fashion and the meager existences of the sweatshop workers who produce those goods are explored.

The True Cost is a 2015 documentary film directed by Andrew Morgan that focuses on fast fashion. It discusses several aspects of the garment industry from production—mainly exploring the life of low-wage workers in developing countries—to its after-effects such as river and soil pollution, pesticide contamination, disease and death. Using an approach that looks at environmental, social and psychological aspects, it also examines consumerism and mass media, ultimately linking them to global capitalism. The documentary is a collage of several interviews with environmentalists, garment workers, factory owners, and people organizing fair trade companies or promoting sustainable clothing production.

 

Minimalism

How might your life be better with less? Minimalism: A Documentary About the Important Things examines the many flavors of minimalism by taking the audience inside the lives of minimalists from all walks of life—families, entrepreneurs, architects, artists, journalists, scientists, and even a former
Wall Street broker—all of whom are striving to live a meaningful life with less. After its successful theatrical run, Minimalism, the #1 indie documentary of 2016 (largest box-office opening), is finally available online.

Making the Amircan man

Making the American Man is a feature-length documentary film about the makers of American made goods for men. The film also explores the resurgence of mid-century style, grooming products, modern gender roles, and the complexities of manufacturing in The States.

 

To be a Miss

In a country famous for its success in international beauty pageants, three young women are fighting to participate in their nation’s most celebrated cultural institution. But obtaining a place in the Miss Venezuela contest is no easy task. Women must endure grueling diets, consent to intensive plastic surgery, and find the resources necessary to transform themselves from ordinary citizens into famous and illustrious Misses. To Be a Miss is a character-driven documentary that takes the viewer through the inner workings of Venezuela’s renowned beauty factory, revealing the risks and rewards associated with this multi-billion dollar industry while exposing what nationalism, personal ambition, and the influence of mass media has meant for women in the country.

 

Girl Rising

This empowering and inspiring documentary is changing the world one girl at the time. Following nine women from different parts of the world who have faced devastating hardships, Girl Rising is part of a global campaign to get girls into education.

 

 

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